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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] Proposal: add support for template qualifiers
From: Thiago Macieira (thiago_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-02-20 10:58:13

On Monday, 17 February 2020 20:53:17 PST Arthur O'Dwyer via Std-Proposals
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 4:21 PM Oleksii Tarasiuk via Std-Proposals <
> std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > template<bool b>
> > Bar const<b>* byName(string const& name) const<b> {
> I think there's a big drop in usefulness between `const(bool)` and
> everything else you're proposing (or that I'm ironically 'proposing' above).
> And `const(bool)` seems to be already handled, better, by P0847 "Deducing
> this"
> <http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2020/p0847r4.html>.
> Your proposal would have to explain why P0847 is comparatively undesirable
> and why your proposal doesn't have those same problems.

For anything that names types, you can also use std::conditional_t:

  template <bool b>
  std::conditional_t<b, const Bar *, Bar *> byName(const string &name);

But it wouldn't for the function-qualifying const. Nor, for that matter, for
tthe ref-qualifying of the member, which the paper above is more interesting

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

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